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Sensibilidad de los salarios al desempleo regional en Colombia: nuevas estimaciones de la curva de salarios


  • Luis Eduardo Arango


  • Nataly Obando


  • Carlos Esteban Posada



Se utiliza información de la Encuesta Nacional de Hogares (1984-2000), la Encuesta Continua de Hogares (2001-2006) y la Gran Encuesta Integrada de Hogares (2006-2009) para estimar la curva de salarios (Blanchflower y Oswald, 1994). Se encuentra que los salarios responden a la tasa de desempleo en magnitudes que varían entre -0,088 y -0,20 lo cual se ajusta a la evidencia internacional. Por tanto, los salarios son sensibles a la tasa de desempleo. La curva se estima con diversas modificaciones y en todos los casos se encuentra evidencia de flexibilidad (imperfecta) de los salarios.

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  • Luis Eduardo Arango & Nataly Obando & Carlos Esteban Posada, 2010. "Sensibilidad de los salarios al desempleo regional en Colombia: nuevas estimaciones de la curva de salarios," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 006829, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000094:006829

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    Curva de salarios; flexibilidad de salarios; tasa de desempleo.;

    JEL classification:

    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General


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